Leiden University (founded in 1575) is one of Europe's leading international research-intensive universities. This prominent position gives our graduates an advantage when applying for positions both within and outside the academic world.
Leiden University has a new strategic plan. For the coming five years the focus will be on stimulating excellence and talent, innovation in education, building an international research and teaching environment, strengthening impact and innovation and the further expansion of Campus The Hague.
The University permeates the whole city. The city and the University have for centuries been closely interwoven.
On 15 September 2014, the three Presidents of the Executive Boards of Leiden University, TU Delft, and the Erasmus University Rotterdam signed the Joint Regulations of the Leiden-Delft-Erasmus Strategic Alliance.
Leiden University, TU Delft and Erasmus University Rotterdam work together in teaching, research and valorisation, across many different fields.
The core values of Leiden University are set out in the 2015-2020 Institutional Plan: Freedom to Excel.
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